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Jacqui Christensen Lecturer 07 5589 3211
School of Business and Tourism Dr MAcct(Bond), MBA(Bond), PhD(Bond) Jacqui MAcct(Bond), MBA(Bond), PhD(Bond) Gold Coast
Graham Cooper Lecturer 02 6659 3327
School of Business and Tourism Dr BSc(Hons)(Syd), PhD(UNSW) Graham BSc(Hons)(Syd), PhD(UNSW) Coffs Harbour
Kay Dimmock Senior Lecturer 02 6620 3981
School of Business and Tourism Dr Kay Dimmock: PhD (SCU), M.Ed (USQ), B.Bus Tourism (Hons)(SCU). Kay has extensive experience teaching and researching within the School of Business and Tourism across 24 units at post graduate and undergraduate levels ranging from business management and strategy to leisure experiences and marine tourism. She has published in various peer reviewed journals including A*, individually and collaboratively written book chapters and contributed to industry based technical reports - in areas including management competencies in tourism education, managing tourism operations, international tourism trends and risk management in outdoor adventure. She works collaboratively with marine tourism stakeholders at regional and local levels. Kay supervises post graduate research students including in marine tourism, scuba diving tourism, teaching and education in tourism and adventure leisure. Her publications can be found at: BBusTourism(Hons)(SCU), MEd(USQ), PhD(SCU) Kay BBusTourism(Hons)(SCU), MEd(USQ), PhD(SCU) Lismore
Xiang Gao Lecturer 02 6620 3860
School of Business and Tourism Dr PhD(SCU) Xiang PhD(SCU) Lismore
Reza Ghanbarzadeh Lecturer +61 7 5589 3477
School of Business and Tourism Dr Phd(Griffith) Reza Phd(Griffith) Gold Coast
Patrick Gillett Course Coordinator +61 7 5589 3039
School of Business and Tourism Dr MBA Course Coordinator BHMS(SCU), MSc(MASS), PhD(SCU) Patrick BHMS(SCU), MSc(MASS), PhD(SCU) Gold Coast
Jennifer Harrison Senior Lecturer 07 5589 3064
School of Business and Tourism Dr Jennifer Harrison BBus (with Dist.) Hons I, University Medal (SCU) PhD (UNE) is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Tourism at the Gold Coast Campus of Southern Cross University, Australia. She has over 15 years higher education experience and, during 2016 and 2017, managed the SCU Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) programs. Her previous service positions include Department Head of Accounting, Finance and Quantitative Methods, School Director of Higher Degrees Research Training, and Honours Coordinator. She also has experience in not-for-profit governance, having several years' experience as a voluntary board member. During her academic career, Jennifer has taught business finance, managerial economics, research methods, quantitative methods and accounting at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Prior to entering academia, she held accounting positions in the advertising industry. Jennifer has over 40 research publications in entrepreneurship, strategy, management, accounting, finance and marketing, reflecting her multidisciplinary understanding of business. As methodological consultant and data analyst, she has also been actively involved in a wide range of consulting projects across a variety of industries including banking, agriculture, software development and sport and fitness and for firms such as Microsoft and the Chandler McLeod Group. Dr Harrison?s current research interests are focused on financial literacy, financial education, and ethical/sustainable investments and financing. She supervises a number of higher degree research students in related topics. BBus(Hons)(SCU), PhD(UNE) Jennifer BBus(Hons)(SCU), PhD(UNE) Gold Coast
John Haw Senior Lecturer 07 5589 3175
School of Business and Tourism Dr BA(Hons)Psych(UWS), BA(UWS), PhD(UWS) John BA(Hons)Psych(UWS), BA(UWS), PhD(UWS) Gold Coast
Alex Hendry Lecturer 0755893205
School of Business and Tourism Mr BInfTech(SCU) Alex BInfTech(SCU) Gold Coast
Nicola Jayne Lecturer 02 6620 3118
School of Business and Tourism Dr Bachelor of Business Course Coordinator.

Nicola joined Southern Cross in 1993 as a lecturer in Mathematics and Statistics. From 1987 to 1993 Nicola held positions as Sessional Assistant and Graduate Assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Nicola's major research areas are Differential Geometry, Foliation Theory and Contact Manifolds.

Her major teaching areas are Quantitative units, including Discrete Mathematics, Quantitative Analysis for Business and Statistical Analysis. BSc(Hons)(Massey), GradCertHE(L&T), PhD(Massey) Nicola BSc(Hons)(Massey), GradCertHE(L&T), PhD(Massey) Lismore